What a great name Jonathan Mess is. I found this artist not too long ago, and he is now a new favorite! I love his comparisons of clay to the earth, using recycled materials to do so. I find his wall tiles the most inspiring, where he utilizes cardboard to create his work. I have always been a fan of cardboard! His website is great, with lots of pictures and statements. Jonathan Mess has even spent two months on a commission for a Mill, those pictures are great as well. I also love his squares, which I show last, I think it is a great idea for a class assignment.
These are cardboard, clay, and glaze stains, which make up his wall tiles.
These are his "Landfills" which are masses of clay and glaze, all layered together and fired!
Wouldn't these make such great class assignments? These are mixed media too!
His "soilders" are a little disturbing, but I still love them just the same. I am not sure exactly what all of them are made from, but if I had to guess, I'd say water bottles.
Author: Kelly Egger
I am not only an artist but also a teacher, so I spend a lot of time looking for cool artists. So I started this site to share my findings with others like me.